I haven’t felt like doing anything but watching TV and not blogging about it today. At least I was not in recapping mode (which I had best get in because it’s almost time for RHOOC), but I did want to talk to y’all about a couple of shows. So can I just make this a blog where I blabber on about a few season finales and then get to hear your feedback? Yes? Awesome!
Let’s start with Flipping Out. I don’t usually mind recapping this but the finale was kind of too weird to recap. Did you watch? Jeff took the gang out into wilderness somewhere to a ranch house run by creepy liberal spiritual people. There was hand holding, and sharing feelings while sitting on the floor in a circle, a colonic room and well, it was as stupid as I am making it sound. There was much torturing of Andrew who eventually had a crying breakdown. Again, I felt bad for that Schadenfreudey feeling inside me. Because torturing people is wrong. But sometimes funny. I mean never funny. It’s never, ever, funny. Continue reading
Welcome back, Revengers! I got a bit busy this week before getting around to this recap, but who really cares? Because it is another WINTER FINALE episode. Who the hell invented this WINTER FINALE nonsense anyway. I thought we were trending away of the whole Fall Season model of business and moving toward having good programming on year round? Was I wrong about that? These long breaks make me lose the storyline and fill me with hatred.
That is an apt emotion and the perfect title for this week’s episode because there is more than enough haterade to go around The Hamptons right now. That said, we begin the episode with an unlikely pairing. Nurse Niko is in Emily’s bedroom at her behest because she appears to have ripped the stitches out of her gut in her sleep. I am a heavy sleeper and even I would wake up if I was ripping a giant gaping wound in my belly with my bare hands. But I suppose the writers wanted to let us know that Emily has her fighting spirit back after sort of giving up last week. After thanking Niko for punching her in the gut last week, Emily pulls a red hot poker out of the fire and suggests cauterizing the wound rather than restitching it. Niko half-ass refuses before laying the hot poker on the wound. You know Niko loved that, she has to be seething with hatred over her man choosing Emily over her.
More hatred is floating around the gallery as Nolan drops in on Patrick. Poor lovelorn Nolan can’t ever seem to have a relationship with either gender with anyone sane. Patrick may not be long for this world. Nolan’s paramours all seem to come to an untimely demise eventually. Pity. I think Nolan really likes this one. Nolan gives Patrick a file he put together for Victoria when he helped her locate her son it contains a police report with his father’s name on it. What is Nolan’s motive?
Dr. Robinson, Victoria’s therapist arrives for a housecall. Emily claims she is seeing the shrink for advice on repairing her marriage.
Two people who don’t hate each other yet, are Jack and Margaux. They are out for a stroll with the baby like two lovebirds. Margaux gets very excited to see her magazine, Voulez on the newsstand. She is thrilled to open it to her story which she is seeing for the first time. Wait, whut? It’s her company. Surely, she gets a copy before the news stand does? Sidenote: I hate her dresses they always seem to hit her midsection in an awkward place. Margaux says that there are things in her piece that she did not write. She stalks off to the office where “heads will roll.” Continue reading
This episode begins with a seemingly defeated Emily telling Nolan that it’s over, and she lost. She asks how Aiden is taking things. Nolan says not well, but he has agreed not to retaliate against Daniel. Aiden and Nico make a deal in the parking lot to spring Emily out of the hospital. But Nico is suspect because she has feelings for Aiden so it is unclear whose side she is really on. Daniel goes to see the suicidal cake baker at Jack’s bar. She’s not happy to see him and neither is Jack who punches him in the face and throws him out of the bar. Victoria is lurking around Emily. Emily’s doctor tells Victoria that she expects a full recover for Emily and that she is about ready for release to out patient therapy. Nico shows up and offers to help Victoria. (Loud Soap Opera Music) Whose side is Nico on? Seconds later we see Emily waking up in Grayson Manor with Victoria and Nico tending to her.
Later, Emily tries to escape but is too weak. Nico comes in and sweeps the room for bugs and then identifies herself as Takeda’s daughter. After exchanges of mutual respect, Emily says she needs to get out of there, but Nico says she is probably safest in the eye of the storm for now. Conrad pays Emily a visit and advises her to come to him first when she regains her memory. He also tells her to watch her back. Continue reading
Finally have a moment to recap Revenge. I still have questions about the last episode. My understanding of the plan was for Emily to shoot herself with the gun that Daniel used to shoot her. But I guess the plan was for her to shoot into the air and then spill her blood from the vial. Y’all know I can’t remember this morning let alone whenever the last episode was so don’t expect a blog of me explaining all of this to you; but rather, a blog full of questions. I am that girl in the movie theater asking her date what just happened. Sorry. It might help to go read the last recap again.
Emily manages to swim to the buoy but the signal device is not working. She strips naked including her garter. Jack and Aiden are freaking out and don’t seem entirely sure what to do. Emily got the signal working and starts swimming to shore. If she remembers all the plans then clearly she does not have amnesia. Aiden takes out a small motor boat to go looking for Emily. He tells Jack to go to Nolan and tell him what happened and wait there.
Conrad has choppers everywhere looking for Emily. Charlotte explains to her father that someone close to them shot Emily. Charlotte explains she thinks Victoria killed Emily. Margaux gives the cops all her pictures from the event so they can see who was where at the time shots were fired. Cops question everyone. They want to know why Lydia was not listed on the manifest. Conrad lied for Lydia whose whereabouts at the time were unknown. Continue reading
My last recap Revenge was so well received (two whole comments! And I think one of them was mine!) I simply must try to outdo myself on this one. Seriously, none of y’all watch Revenge? It’s because Sunday nights are so full of good stuff to watch, I know, but you really should have been DVRing it!
Emily has a problem with her faking her own death at her wedding and setting up Victoria as a murder. It seems that Victoria is refusing to come to the wedding at the last minute.
Meanwhile, Conrad has discovered that Lydia Davis not the innocent returning lover she has portrayed herself to be and is working with Margaux trying to bring him down for the murder of David Clarke. As they are arguing Emily texts Conrad saying she needs to see him ASAP. Lydia steals the picture of Amanda/Emily back in her catering days. Conrad rushes to Amanda. She snows him into getting Victoria to the wedding by bringing Patrick back. It works like a charm.
Daniel and Sarah bump into each other at the magazine offices. What is the point of that couple? They don’t their attraction to each other doesn’t seem to have much of anything to do with the primary plot.
Emily goes to say goodbye to Jack. She tells him she was with Amanda when she died. They hug and argue and cry. Continue reading
I am so far behind on my DVRed shows. I blame Christmas movie marathons. I am a huge fan of the holidays and holiday movies in particular. I am going to try to recap last weeks Revenge, but I am sort of blanking out on what is going on. I need LESS SHOWS on Sunday night and more spread out over the week!
I had forgotten that Daniel was interested in his old girlfriend so Victoria had to play the pregnancy card. I love how she starts off the show saying, “When facing your enemy, no amount of training can trump nature. It separates the strong from the weak, and sometimes it tells us that surrender is the strongest move of all.” She is a regular Sun Tzu that Emily.
Lots of fluffy wedding related scenes with a reluctant groom and a scheming bride begin this episode. Daniel is in love with his ex and Emily is pretending to be pregnant. And Victoria is trying to insure the entire wedding does not happen. And then Lydia from season one turns up. If I recall correctly, Victoria allowed Lydia to live with the caveat she never return to the Hamptons. But not only is she back, she is somehow in the Grayson Mansion tossing designer dresses out the window.
All of this occurs before the title footage. Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Continue reading
Aiden is moving in with Nolan which should be interesting. Jack is not happy with that development for reasons I don’t understand. I thought Jack hated pretty much everyone now and so what’s it to him?
Emily confronts Sarah at the farmer’s market after see her together with Daniel there. Emily fake cries to get Sarah to feel bad about seeing Daniel. Sarah tells Victoria she will not help her break up Emily and Daniel.
Charlotte is being blackmailed by someone who stole her phone which apparently contained some nude photos of her. Aiden is going to take care of her problem.
Revenge is one of the shows I watch religiously but rarely blog about. A lot of that has to do with Sunday nights being so jammed packed with shows. But I thought I would do one today as I try to jump off the crazy train and get back to reality. It helps to keep busy.
The previews showed a dead looking Nolan in the bathtub so I was dying to see what that was all about. Apparently he was just basking in the afterglow of his first night with Patrick in the bathtub with ear plugs in. Based on the ransacked condition of the house, one can assume they had a rip-roaring good time. Amanda is NOT pleased at all by this pairing. I am a bit confused about who Patrick supposedly killed. Anyone? Oh he cut Conrad’s brakes. I had forgotten about that.
Conrad has sold Grayson Manor!
Victoria and Patrick’s mother son relationship is creepy. Like for real creepy.
Sarah, the girl who was in the car when Daniel got into a DUI related accident is showing up. She had a major spinal injury that she is still being treated for years later. What’s the point of introducing her into the storyline? Hmmmm Continue reading
Yet another instance of the rag over the adams’s apple! Make.It.Stop.
I know I don’t usually blog about this but I do watch and enjoy Revenge. Like everyone with any sense at all, I recognize that the best character on the show is Nolan. So can we discuss what the hell is going on with his wardrobe this season? Before we even talk about the clothes can we address the fact that he is clearly manorexic! He was headed there last season and now he is officially skeletal. Can someone feed Gabriel Mann as sandwich, please? He has that vegan/manorexical look if you ask me. I have no idea how to fatten up a vegan. Unless it is with Mango Apricot Greek Yogurt from Trader Joes. I am glad I looked at the calorie and fat count AFTER I tried some of that creamy goodness yesterday. Someone needs to send Gabriel a case. Continue reading
If you are like me, and addicted to TV while trying to wean yourself from Bravo you might be eyeballing some other options with the rollout of the new fall season. I’ve been cheating on Bravo like a trophy wife whose elderly husband is being held hostage in Somalia. So I thought I would give you a brief overview of just who I have been laying around with.
Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show)
I grew up with Alex P. Keaton and I was excited to see MJF coming back to my small screen, Parkinson’s and all. If enough time passes since the break up, you start to forget the bad stuff about the relationship and think maybe the relationship deserves another chance. We’re older and more mature now, right? Well, I gave it the good ole college try, and I’m sad to report the spark wasn’t there. Plus, he expectedly lasts for just half the time now and I am just not sure what to do with the other half hour. It’s not working for me. Plus the name of the show is stupid. Continue reading
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Georgia resident, Whitney Otawka is among the chosen chefs to compete on Top Chef: Texas . Otawka has worked as the executive chef at the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island has recently moved back to Athens to take the position of executive chef at Farm 255. She’s previously worked at Five and Ten in Athens, Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch . She was also chosen as one of the Five Chefs to Watch in Atlanta for 2011 by Creative Loafing magazine.
Those restaurants are some pretty fancy pants places. John Kennedy Jr. got married at the Greyfield Inn. It’s a fantastic place that is very secluded and allows a very limited numbers of guests. If you want to stay on Cumberland Island, you take a ferry and then either camp bringing your own food (no ground fires) or you stay at the Greyfield. Or back when I went you get Lucy Carnegie herself to drive you in one of the only vehicles on the island out to her house with a dead bird in the jeep where she serves you bananas. But that is a whole nuther story.
If you stay at the Greyfield you eat some pretty high falutin’ food like pheasant with truffles and gnocchi with squash puree and crispy sage. Then you take a glass of wine down to the pristine beaches (a term that is way overused but accurate in this case) where you will likely not see another soul. If you are camping and go far enough in you can run around naked and get sunburned in weird places and sleep out in the wild with all sorts of creepy wild animals and drink until you pass out. Or, so I hear.
Those other restaurants are those kind of places you go to for comfort food when it is just your belly you want comforted and not your financial well-being. You can get grass-fed beef raised by Tibetan monks who sing to them daily made into a hamburger patty served as a burger with cornichon aioli and arugula where the ketchup and lettuce are supposed to be.
When she is not preparing twenty dollar hamburgers, Whitney actually seems pretty down to earth. She prefers smaller towns to cities and is fond of the wild boar on Cumberland Island. So far on the show she has been very under the radar. Other than the fact that she hugged all the judges when she got her jacket, she’s hanging out in the middle of the pack waiting to make her move.
I wish her lots of luck. Women don’t tend to fare well on Top Chef. Tom Colicchio is not know for his love of female chefs so she is going to have to pick up the pace a bit to try to get his approval. Watch for her to do well with pheasant, rabbit, pork and gnocchi if she is given a choice in the upcoming challenges. I believe the challenge this week is a chili cook-off. Since she was born in California, trained under a french chef, went to the Cordon Bleu, and has a fancy pants resume, I am afraid this might not be her week. But she is the closest thing to a homegirl we have so let’s all watch and pull for her to win the whole dang thing. Top Chef: Texas airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. which means you are going to need to DVR it or catch it on the reruns because that is when Revenge airs on ABC and there is no way anyone should miss that. Is there anyone from Atlanta on Revenge?
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